The eccentric and remarkable talent of Brazilian Hermeto Pascoal and his septet still proves larger than life, writes John Lewis.
Hermeto Pascoal's on-stage stunts have become the stuff of legend. He's the influential Brazilian maverick who brought a pig on-stage and used it as a percussion instrument. He's been known to burble into wateror solo on balloon pumps, duck calls and human skeletons.
There are similarly dadaist stunts tonight. Pascoal plays Round Midnight on a kettle, turns two squeaky toy pigs into percussion instruments, and howls and grunts along while playing eccentric solos on his keyboard.